View Full Version : The Journey Begins Challenge (3D) Entry: Josh Belay
02-28-2006, 09:36 PM
Josh Belay is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9904)
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03-08-2006, 02:38 AM
My picture depicts a poor man looking off from a boat into a city built on the walls of a canyon in the ocean. The viewer can decide if the man is on a boat going to new land, looking back at his home city and old life, or if the man is arriving on a boat to a new city and looking at what will be the start of a new life. My main concern is making it more apparent that the man is on a boat, any help would be appreciated, I was thinking of adding ropes and other boat like objects. The city (represented by the white marks on the canyon inner walls) is going to be made up of wooden fantasy like buildings, possibly with a large bridge network, not a industrial city or anything like that.
Thanks for reading and looking.
03-08-2006, 04:58 AM
Cool, I like how your concept can tell so many different stories at once, depending on how it's interpreted. I think it would help to convey that he's on a boat by having him standing on the front of the boat where the railing comes to a point. That way it will look more like a boat heading toward its destination, and less like him standing on a balcony looking out over the sea. Also, like you said, the usual props that would appear on a boat would help too. Good luck!
03-08-2006, 02:59 PM
The problem with your boat is the composition. You should place the man at the rear or at the front of the boat, because these parts are very characteristic of a boat.
Of course placing some objects will help too.
Try to get some pictures of real boats at Google (for example) to help you on your concept.
03-10-2006, 08:20 PM
Here is the head model so far, I am having trouble making the face look slightly aged.
Thanks for the ideas, the only thing that I am worried about, is that if I put him at the front or end of the boat, people will think they can tell which direction the boat is going.
03-10-2006, 08:34 PM
Try a displacement and bumpmap for the aging. Its fun to do a displacement animation of a young person aging. choosing the age of a character this way is great!
You will get it! Check out my thread... I started an aged man too, 350 years old... He lived to be 900-950 years!
03-12-2006, 09:32 PM
Thanks for the replies,
Just playing with some textures on the face, still having some difficulty with the wrinkles but I am working on it.
04-07-2006, 09:44 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I have been busy with school, plus a bit of internet trouble. Anyway I am on spring break now, so I got to work on the ship some more. This is the boat deck so far, it still needs a little more polish, like some ropes and other boat items on the floor. I am going to start the characters body now, and simultaneously finish up the boat.
04-09-2006, 03:36 AM
I did alot of work on the character, I still need to connect his head, add feet, etc...
These are some shots of the middle and towards the end of the modeling, I modeled the character in position, and only put detail in areas viewed by the camera.
04-23-2006, 08:00 PM
Sorry for such a small update, the next one will be bigger. I changed the camera and boat design a bit, I like it like this much better. I am having trouble figuring out where to place some boat like props. Anyway I need to get working on the city so the next update will either be the boat 100% finished or some shots of the city.
04-23-2006, 08:14 PM
but in this case or the images such as your images there is too important too showing the emotion of your character with good modeling! working on face cloth or any thing that can make a emotion!
good luck mate!
05-03-2006, 03:26 AM
So much to be done, so little time.
Anyway I worked a bunch one of the city's buildings, I would say it is a accurate representation of how the architecture will look. This is still a WIP shot of the building, I have a few plans for it and will have to see what one I pick.
contest is almost over, and I have AP tests this week ahhhh.
The Best Of Luck To Everyone, to finish on time.
05-03-2006, 04:27 AM
Hey Josh, nice concept! Like the pose of your character and the detailing of your house, especially its windows. Looking forward to seeing a finished image -- and, good luck on your AP tests!
05-21-2006, 03:48 AM
Here is a quick update on the buildings. I know time is slim, but I will finish.
05-22-2006, 11:00 PM
Almost done, still a couple things that need to be done. I need to do something about making the buildings look a little more secure in the water, and I just noticed that part of the guy's sleeve is sticking through his shirt. Oh and I also need to get a turntable in, didnt notice that at first.
Good luck finishing up everyone
05-27-2006, 03:30 AM
Description: My picture depicts a poor man looking off from a boat into a city built on the water. The viewer can decide if the man is on a boat going to new land, looking back at his home city and old life, or if the man is arriving on a boat to a new city and looking at what will be the start of a new life.
Big Thanks to everyone that gave feedback.
05-27-2006, 03:30 AM
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